Make the heart of this people calloused;10 make their ears dull and close their eyes.a11 Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears,12 understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed."13
,10 Hebrew; Septuagint "'You will be ever hearing, but never understanding; / you will be ever seeing, but never perceiving.' / 10 This people's heart has become calloused; / they hardly hear with their ears, / and they have closed their eyes"
Then I said, "For how long, O Lord?"14 And he answered: "Until the cities lie ruined15 and without inhabitant, until the houses are left deserted16 and the fields ruined and ravaged,17